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River Brent Himalayan Balsam Blitz
June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join Thames21 and help remove a very invasive plant, Himalayan Balsam, from your local waterway, the River Brent, at Perivale Park. Himalayan Balsam takes over the riverbanks, not allowing other species to grow. By helping remove the Himalayan Balsam you will help the health of the River Brent by:
1. Increasing biodiversity allowing other plants to grow;
2. Decrease soil erosion. Himalayan Balsam is an annual plant which dies back during the autumn. Consequently, due to its shallow roots, a large amount of soil erodes into the water and becomes silt.
Looking forward to seeing you by the river bank.
All the best,